U.S. Airport Capacity: Failure to Launch

A construction worker stands on a lift during works in terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Like other frequent business travelers, I’m at the mercy of the airlines. I’m luckier than many because I live in Chicago, where three dozen or so carriers serve O’Hare International Airport. Still, as the tripadvisor.com website notes, “thousands, if not millions, are held up at O’Hare [each year] and reach their destination point far later than planned.”

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